Hall of Fame, Vol. 2

Hall of Fame, Vol. 2

     
 

Ace's excavation of the FAME vaults began in 2011, when the label released the exceptional three-disc box The Fame Studios Story: 1961-1973. That set explained the importance of the FAME studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, but it hardly contained all the great music recorded there, so Ace dug further with its series Hall of Fame, a various-artistsSee more details below

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Ace's excavation of the FAME vaults began in 2011, when the label released the exceptional three-disc box The Fame Studios Story: 1961-1973. That set explained the importance of the FAME studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, but it hardly contained all the great music recorded there, so Ace dug further with its series Hall of Fame, a various-artists collection spotlighting the best unheard sides from the famed FAME studio. Hall of Fame, Vol. 2 -- a 24-track collection released just over a year after The Fame Studios Story and a few months after the first Hall of Fame collection -- has a few of the studio's stars (Clarence Carter is here twice, Joe Simon is represented once) but the spotlight shines not on individual singers but rather the studio as a whole, how FAME had an exceptional ear for songs and talent, picking singers so strong they still command attention even when their names aren't not known (as is the case with the opening "Another Good Woman Gone Bad" which is credited to an "unknown female." and "Got to Get Over," which is credited to an "unknown male"). What impresses is the studio's stamp, how everything here bears their authoritative sound, including such lighter numbers as George Soule's "Midnight Affair" and gritty groovers as Otis Clay's "That Kind of Lovin'." Most of this is deep, funky southern soul, but there's a nimbleness to the rhythms and a lightness to the melodies that distinguish these sides, and that's what makes this collection of unheard and little-known FAME recordings so valuable: perhaps there is nothing as powerful as the hits that came out of this studio, but this collection of rarities and unheard tunes illustrates how deep the talents of FAME ran.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/05/2013
Label:
Kent Records Uk
UPC:
0029667238625
catalogNumber:
6723862
Rank:
44302

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Tracks

  1. Another Good Woman Gone Bad
  2. It Tears Me Up  - James Barnett
  3. Long Ago  -  Ben & Spence
  4. Don't Let It Be Said  - June Conquest
  5. Take Me Back  - June Conquest
  6. Don't Count Me Out  - George Jackson
  7. I Can't Stop (No No No)  - Ben Atkins
  8. Have Pity On Me  - Billy Young
  9. I Smell A Rat  - George Jackson
  10. Don't Tear Yourself Down
  11. Are You Teasing Me  - Linda Carr
  12. No One Left To Come Home To  -  Ben & Spence
  13. Fool For A Woman  - Prince Phillip
  14. Got To Get Over
  15. Take It All Off  - Clarence Carter
  16. I'M Gonna Start Checking Up On My Man  - Marjorie Ingram
  17. How Much More Can A Poor Man Stand  - Prince Phillip
  18. My Dreams Don't Ever Come True
  19. Midnight Affair  - George Soulé
  20. That Kind Of Lovin'  - Otis Clay
  21. They're Gonna Find Us (At The Dark End Of The Street)  - Clarence Carter
  22. You Can't Miss What You Can'T Measure  - O.B. McClinton
  23. Get In A Hurry  - Joe Simon
  24. Unfortunately  -  Jackie

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Clarence Carter   Composer
Tommy Roe   Composer
Joe Simon   Composer
Don Covay   Composer
Donnie Fritts   Composer
George Jackson   Composer
Dan Penn   Composer
Mickey Buckins   Composer
Rick Hall   Composer,Producer
Roger Hawkins   Composer
Ira Louvin   Composer
Charlie Louvin   Composer
Chips Moman   Composer
Spooner Oldham   Composer
Johnny Wyker   Composer
Tony Rounce   Liner Notes,Illustrations
Earl Montgomery   Composer
Melvin Leakes   Composer
Earl Cage   Composer
Larry Chambers   Composer
Raymond Moore   Composer
Bob Killen   Composer
Ralph Jackson   Composer
Dan Greer   Composer
Osbie Burnett McClinton   Composer
Jimmy Jewel   Composer
Hilton Wyker   Composer

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